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Eagle Crag, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > San Diego
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Distance Round Trip 16.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,014 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   May, Oct, Jun, Sep
Sun  5:32am - 5:53pm
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Overview: This hike was intended solely as a practice run for upcoming events. Distance and terrain were the only factors influencing the choice. Scenery wasn't spectacular although there was a good variety of wildlife noted (Deer, Horned Toad Lizards, Hawks). LOTS of Poison Oak noted as well; trail was blocked by thick growth preventing ready access to Eagle Crag (approx 1 mi from objective). Last 1/2 mile back to TH was VERY hot (full sun, steep incline). This would be a nice trail to hike in the Autumn, Winter or Spring months...

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Eagle Crag
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    Summer is probably not the best time to approach this hike... The weather was warm to hot. Definitely better to attempt this is Spring, Fall or, possibly, even Winter (snow is possible at upper altitudes...). This hike was good because it covered some ground, provided varied terrain and provided trails I hadn't been on before... Scenery wise, it was pretty boring (Sage, Scrub Oak, a few Pine Trees interspersed with Manzanita, Poison Oak and Thistles). My hiking partner and I did spot several deer(first I've seen in So Cal...). Even with a GPS and maps, we managed to miss parts of the trail and had to back-track a couple of times; there isn't much traffic so overgrowth obscured our route in places.

    The worse part of the entire hike had to be the last .6 mi back to the TH. It was uphill (30-35 degree slope) in full afternoon sun (90 degrees). The fact I had drained my hydration pouch and couldn't readily reach any water didn't help! Hitting this section later in the afternoon after the sun has sunk below the hills to the South would help, significantly!

    The next time I hike to Eagle Crag, I think I'll try one of the other routes (longer distances but trails should be better).

    Permit $$

    Cleveland Forest
    An Adventure Pass is needed when parking at any TH located in the Cleveland NF.

    More information available here

    Agua Tibia Wilderness
    Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips in the Agua Tibia Wilderness. For permit information contact:

    Forest Service Office at Oak Grove
    (951) 767-9144
    37560 Highway 79
    Warner Springs, CA 92086
    (Physically, it's in Oak Grove near the fire station.)

    Palomar District Headquarters
    1634 Black Canyon Road
    Ramona, CA 92065
    (760) 788-0250 (voice)
    (760) 788-6130 (FAX)

    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
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